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Business (Co-op)-Diploma
Business (Co-op)-Diploma

Business (Co-op)-Diploma

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),

  • University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:

    • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)

  •  Mathematics* ONE OF:

    • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)

    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

  • (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)

  • OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

  • OR

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND: 

  • Mathematics* ONE OF: 

    •  Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)

    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

  •  (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)

  • OR

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

  • Note:

    • *Applicants who lack the required  Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.

  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years

  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years

  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Other requirements

  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)

  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business Mathematics course and Computer Skills course

  • Applicants who do not meet the stated admission requirements for the Business program should apply to the one-year Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program, Program Code BFS2.  The Business Fundamentals program is recommended for students who require or desire academic upgrading, particularly in Mathematics and English, before pursuing a business diploma program.  Students who successfully complete the Business Fundamentals program may be eligible for admission to Level 2 of any two-year business diploma program at Fanshawe College.

Course Information

Your options within the Business Diploma at Fanshawe are limitless. You will explore accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations and supply chain management, small business and project management. You will study and collaborate with future colleagues, networking with experienced professors. Your concepts of leadership, whether with a small business, in entry-level management, in the not-for-profit sector, or within corporations, will be nurtured and challenged. You will examine real case studies to develop real business skills. Available in a traditional in-class format with September, January, February or May admissions.

Co-operative Education is a process which combines your studies with paid, related work experience. Fanshawe will be there to help you find the right business fit for your dream. You’ll have access to consultants who will deliver classes, counsel and advise you as you move from the classroom, to the real business world. 

There are options to transfer to the Business Administration-Leadership and Management advanced diploma or the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Management) degree at Fanshawe. Further details about pathways are available here. You can also be eligible to complete a degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your diploma with a graduate certificate offered at Fanshawe College. Interested in travel abroad? You can do that, too. In the business world, mobility is often the key to success.

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 Level 1

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • ACCT-1100, Principles of Accounting 1, 3, ,

  • MATH-1052, Business Math, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1060, Strategies for Success, 1, ,

  • WRIT-1032, Reason & Writing Business 1, 3, ,

  • MKTG-1012, Principles of Marketing 1, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1005, Introduction to Business Processes, 3, ,

  • COOP-1020, Co-operative Education Employment Prep, 1, ,

Level 2

  • Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • COMP-3077, Excel for Business Adv, 3, ,

  • MATH-1175, Financial Math, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1099, Customer Relations, 3, ,

  • ECON-1002, Economics 1, 3, ,

  • MGMT-1209, Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics, 3, ,

Level 3

  • Business Elective - Take 1 Business Elective course.

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • MATH-1201, Business Statistics, 3, ,

  • FINA-1031, Financial Management Applications, 3, ,

  • COMM-3020, Professional Communication, 3, ,

  • MGMT-3041, Organizational Behaviour, 3, ,

  • ECON-1005, Economics 2, 3, ,

Level 4

  • Business Elective - Take 1 Business Elective course.

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Group 1

  • MGMT-3005, Strategic HR Management, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1070, Small Business Ownership, 3, ,

  • ACCT-1011, Principles of Accounting 2, 5, ,

  • LAWS-3041, Business Law, 3, ,

  • MKTG-5009, Sales, Marketing & Digital Channels, 3, ,

  • Group 2

  • Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    MGMT-3011 or INNV-1001

  • MGMT-3011, Project Management, 3, ,

  • INNV-1001, Innovation Applications, 3, ,

  • Business Electives

  • Take 2 of the following courses -
    Normally taken in Levels 3 (1 course) and 4 (1 course)

  • ACCT-1068 ACCT-1069 BUSI-1068 BUSI-1071 BUSI-1092
    BUSI-3004 BUSI-3013 BUSI-3014 BUSI-3022
    BUSI-3023 BUSI-3028 COMP-1413 FDMG-1039
    FINA-1004 FINA-1037 INSR-1001 MGMT-3053
    MGMT-3058 MKTG-1028 MKTG-1054 MKTG-1093

  • ACCT-1068, Introduction to Payroll, 3, ,

  • ACCT-1069, Quickbooks, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1068, Effective Meetings & Presentations, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1071, The Business of Real Estate, 3, ,

  • BUSI-1092, The Greening of Business, 3, ,

  • BUSI-3004, Critical Thinking, 3, ,

  • BUSI-3013, Small Business Entrepreneurship, 3, ,

  • BUSI-3014, Small Business Simulation, 3, ,

  • BUSI-3022, Foreign Exchange Peer Project, 2, ,

  • BUSI-3023, Foreign Exchange Language Studies, 3, ,

  • BUSI-3028, International Business, 3, ,

  • COMP-1413, Adobe Suite for Business, 3, ,

  • FDMG-1039, Dining for Professional Success, 3, ,

  • FINA-1004, Finance 1, 3, ,

  • FINA-1037, Taxation, 3, ,

  • INSR-1001, Fundamentals of Insurance, 4, ,

  • MGMT-3053, Supervisory Management, 3, ,

  • MGMT-3058, Retail Management & e-Commerce, 3, ,

  • MKTG-1028, Secondary Market Research, 3, ,

  • MKTG-1054, Principles of Advertising & Branding, 3, ,

  • MKTG-1093, Sports, Entertainment & Event Marketing, 3, ,

  • MKTG-1095, Digital Marketing, 3, ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the Business program are prepared to enter the business world on a management career path in large and small businesses, industry, the not-for-profit sector and government. Graduates are also suited to a variety of entry-level positions, including management trainee, store supervisor, office supervisor, operations supervisor and production supervisor. Graduates may also choose to launch and manage their own small business.

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Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD

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